Official Information of the University regarding Coronavirus

The University of Vienna strongly recommends not to travel abroad until at least the beginning of July 2020, better before the beginning of the wintersemester 2020/21.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the topic of coronavirus:

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Current Information on Corona- University of Vienna

Current Information from the University management

Information of Ministries and Health Organisations

Please find information on SARS CoV-2 on the websites of AGES, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health Care and Consumer Protecion and the City of Vienna.

Please also note the travel warnings on the website of the Ministry of European and International Affairs.

Information for

Incoming Students

Until the end of June 2020, no courses/exams with student attendance will take place at the University of Vienna. Teaching will instead take place in the form of remote learning (particularly via e-learning). The University of Vienna supports all incoming students to finish their semester successfully.

>> More Information for Erasmus+ Incomings (Winter Semester 2020/21)

>> More Information for Non EU Incomings (Winter Semester 2020/21)

>> More Information for Erasmus+ International Incomings (Winter Semester 2020/21)

FAQ for Incoming Students

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You would like to get some tips regarding home learning?
You have questions about your Erasmus grant?
Where do I find information regarding the coronavirus, what do I do if I feel ill?
Will I be able to finish courses at the University of Vienna, once I have travelled back to my home university?
You want to return home but aren’t sure if/for how long it will be possible
You want to finish the semester at the University of Vienna via remote learning from home
You decide to withdraw from the program, and end your stay at the University of Vienna
You have questions about your courses/course registration at the University of Vienna
You have more general questions about the university operations (University of Vienna)
You want to deregister at the Municipal District Office
What can I do in Vienna now that everything is closed?
Who can I contact if I am in need of emotional or psychological support?

Information for

Outgoing Students Summer Semester 2020

Due to the current developments the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has issued a high security risk for all countries worldwide. It advises Austrian travellers to urgently return home and take advantage of the currently still available return travel options. See: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/

Please check the current travel regulations (if necessary in consultation with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Erasmus+ Outgoing Students: If you decide to cancel your stay abroad, please let us know and send us the completed withdrawal form. In case of a cancellation, please also inform your host institution and ask them to issue a confirmation of stay for the completed period of your stay. You can find a template here. Furthermore, please clarify with your host university whether you can complete your courses online. Contact: erasmus.outgoing@univie.ac.at

For further information on changes concerning your Erasmus+ stay (e.g. cancellation, intermission), we refer you to the OeAD here

Non EU Student Mobility: In case of a return , please inform us as well as your host university. Furthermore, please clarify with your host university whether you can complete your courses online. In addition, we need a confirmation of stay from the host university (email is sufficient). With regard to the scholarship, we can guarantee that there will be no disadvantages if you return earlier. Contact: non-eu-exchange@univie.ac.at

Erasmus+ Internships: Please find more information here. Contact: erasmus.praktikum@univie.ac.at

Short Term Grants Abroad: Please inform us via kwa@univie.ac.at in case of your return. With regard to the grant, we are aiming to find solutions that will not cause any disadvantages for you.

Information on

Staff Mobility

Please note that staff mobility programs (incoming and outgoing) financed by the University of Vienna will be suspended until the end of June. Mobilities that have already been approved can be postponed.

The Staff Mobility Team advises you on questions about staff mobility: staffmobility@univie.ac.at

Information on

Erasmus+ Projects

Due to Europe-wide measures to stem the COVID-19 crisis the deadlines for ongoing Erasmus+ calls have been extended.
The International Office continues to check project proposals formally and to forward them to the rectorate.

In order to be processed the project documents, including information on the budget as well as on the project team’s composition, are required to be in their final stages. The faculty management's declaration of consent can currently be granted by email. Please be aware that the signature process may take longer than usual and that the signature is given without a stamp.
The European Commission allows to temporarily suspend ongoing Erasmus+ partnership projects and to reschedule planned activities to a later date. Please refer to your desk officer for further information.

The National Agency’s latest information on Erasmus+ projects is published here.
The European Commission’s essential practical advice can be found in this factsheet.